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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom

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Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   801 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #47 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Long Beach, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The hotel is at a great location, and the rooms are comfortable.

I've stayed in this property 6 or 7 times in the last couple of years, sometimes by myself, sometimes with wife & daughter. Close to Whole Foods, close to the Metro, an easy jog to the Lincoln Memorial, Washington monument, etc.

Yes, it's a little tired. But the amenities, location, ktichenette, etc. more than make up for it.

And it is a great price!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
GaryD,

Thank you taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback and business over the last 7 years. We look forward to seeing you again soon and you will notice a lot of "New" changes when you return.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I was booked in here for a few days whilst working nearby. Had a large bedroom with large lounge and an ok sized kitchen and bathroom. My main criticism would be the breakfast. Tea, coffee, doughnuts and pre-packed carton cereals are provided in a small room on the ground floor on a help yourself basis but there is nowhere to sit if you were travelling with a group and wanted to have breakfast together (as we did). I assume everyone takes the breakfast back to their room. Having read the previous review about roaches I saw a lice on the wall in the breakfast room which was swatted away by a cleaner, after which i never went back. The food in the breakfast room is not covered over. It would have been nice to have a kettle in the kitchen in the room too. However on the plus side the beds were very comfortable.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
MsBoo,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We take all of the comments very strongly and making efforts to improve where we fell short during your stay. We have a lot of exciting "New" improvements that are being made. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next visit.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

or room was very beautiful, the huge down fall was finding a dead roaches and a bunch of live baby roaches. I would not stay here again because i don't want to bring them things home with me. I kept my belongings on top of the dresser and my husband notified the front desk and theyvsaid they will send someone up.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Chevonne T,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your candid review of our property. I am currently looking into the matter that you have reported as I can ensure you this will be resolved in an expedited fashion. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly so I can receive more information.

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Jon Sallinen
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South Side
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed here New Years Eve 2012 till New Years day 2013. Rooms were very nice, better than I expected. Everything was perfect. However when we got there it took forever for the bellman to get a working cart to help us unload. Parking is $40 a night which is ridiculous. Besides those problems my stay was wonderful. I brought my New years in right :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
BG,

Thank you for posting your review from your stay over New Years Eve. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I apologize for the delay on the Bellmen with the luggage cart, a flat tire could not happen at a worse time. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
General Manager
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed three nights in January 2012.

Pro - Whole Foods right around the corner
- Melvin and Sief (sp?) on the door were Fantastic. Both helped unload and load our car (travelling with small children... the detritus of a backseat/trunk after 6hr drive. Helped move us in and out. They're fanatstic
- great location for our GWU work.
- Wonderful Italian restaurant right across the street. Very good food.

Cons - too much $ for the quality of rooms
- stove didn't work (they fixed it 2nd day)
- not well insulated; with the curtains open, hard to keep the room warm
- no pool
- some attitude from the front desk on check-in (hhonors gold. really folks?)
- front desk gave me incorrect walking directions twice.

Overall, very nice having kitchen and fridge, esp with the kids. No breakfast included, $10/day PER DEVICE for internet. Probably won't be staying here again. For the money, there's much better around.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
HokieCarl,

Thank you for giving your feedback of your most recent stay. I appreciate such candid feedback sharing the pro's and the con's. This will only help us provide a better experience for all of our current and future guests. Saif and Melvin have been recognized for the terrific service they have given your family and all of our other guests.

We are in the process of making a few changes at the hotel and we now offer a complimentary grab and go breakfast and also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel.

When your in the DC area for your next visit stop by and see the changes that we are currently making.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This hotel is in a nice quiet neighborhood but still very close to the key attractions. Just a short walk. A very good choice if you are looking to visit GWU with your college-bound kid.

Nice rooms, with very comfortable beds

Staff was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
ETY_1986,

Thank you for taking the time to highlight your most recent stay. I am glad we were able to meet all of your needs and provide comfortable accommodations while on business. We hope to see you again in the near future and I hope to able to meet you.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
General Manager
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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 4 days just prior to Christmas 2012. The rooms generally were a bit old and tired and could do with updating. The curtains were torn, and was just generally a bit dirty. Bathroom was fine with good shower. The beds were very comfortable. Self catering was basic - a microwave, fridge, stove and coffee maker. Would have been good to have proper crockery coffee cups (2 paper cups provided only) and a toaster. The availability of a laundry was great but the hotel couldn't provide change (the in room book said they would). The staff members on desk were not particularly friendly or helpful. We couldn't use the hotel security safe because the staff member on desk couldn't operate them.
Used the gym a couple of times - was small but very clean and modern equipment.
On the positive side, there is a great supermarket (Whole Foods) at Foggy Bottom Metro and both are a very short walk away which made getting about Washington really easy. We walked to the White House - maybe a 10 or 15 minute walk.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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JonSallinen, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
the6travellers,

Thanking you for taking the time to post your feedback in your most recent stay. I want to apologize for the service that you recieved and feedback as you provided has been added to our on-going training efforts. When your in the DC area next time please contact me directly so I can show you our improvements.

Regards,

Jon Sallinen
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Address: 801 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC/Foggy Bottom is located in the heart of the most historic neighborhood in DC. We are an upscale extended stay hotel nestled in one of the city's most sophisticated and fashionable parts of the city. Our central location is minutes from George Washington University and Hospital, Department of State, World Bank, other renowned corporations, celebrated attractions, restaurants, shopping, Georgetown and one block to the Foggy Bottom metro. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters .Our inviting gatehouse will allow you to spread out and relax after a long day. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi in all our suites and public areas at the hotel .You will never go hungry with our complimentary daily deluxe buffet breakfast and our Social Hours served in the evenings. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC/Foggy Bottom will keep you well taken care of ... more   less 
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